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Nudi
By Marco Gargiulo
posted (5 days ago)
18 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (3 days ago)
15 votes

Planet Goby. Population: 2
By Henley Spiers
posted (6 days ago)
14 votes

Source de Burle (Sainte-Enimie, Lozère, France)
By Mathieu Foulquié
posted (6 days ago)
13 votes


By Chase Darnell
posted (4 days ago)
13 votes

lemon
By Michael Dornellas
posted (4 days ago)
13 votes

Watchful Eye!
Common Octopus
By Kate Jonker
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

The sly grin of an oceanic white tip shark as it makes a close pass at Cat Island in the Bahamas
By Brent Barnes
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

Thresher Shark
By Jonathan Sala
posted (3 days ago)
13 votes

Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enlarged opening to get the effect
By George Low
posted (6 days ago)
11 votes
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This category shows entries from last year that our 'trusted' members have put forward to the first round of judging for the annual awards
Nightfever
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

editor's comments

Editor's Comment
The magnificent background and stunning sharpness on the subject make this a remarkable shot! Well done!
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 22, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Bali Sea Indonesia
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Light Sabers
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent angle and perfect focus!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Bismarck Sea Papua New Guinea
view portfolio more shots by Tony Cherbas
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Space Creation by Plamena Mileva
Space Creation
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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We don't have many "Manipulated" shots win a monthly award, but this unique work deserves recognition! Beautifully executed shot and excellent post processing.
13 Votes
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Despite the appearance, the white background is not artif... by Gaetano Gargiulo
Despite the appearance, the white background is not artificial. The water is so full of small algae that the strobe reflects almost entirely when angled. This shot is with 3 strobes to illuminate the subject too
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Very impressive technique! White background with minimum post processing is very hard to achieve, especially while lighting up the subject so well.
11 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, March 23, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Tasman Sea Australia
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Carousel of Clowns. Dragging the shutter at 1/15th second during a spin blurs the natural light. The flash freezes the action up close,. the middle ground ghosts with some motion blur.
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15 Votes
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"Racing Stripes"
A juvenile spotted drum on coral, shot with a slow shutter speed and panning.
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Great creative shot
12 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, June 19, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Caribbean Sea Cayman islands
view portfolio more shots by Susannah H. Snowden-Smith
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Overunder shot. A Brown Pelican is resting after a strike... by Lorenzo Mittiga
Overunder shot. A Brown Pelican is resting after a strike, floating on its dinner, a ball of frenetic bait fish. Camera: Canon 7D; EasyDive Leo2; no strobes.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Fantastic, clean scene, capturing the beauty of nature, above and below!
18 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Netherlands Antilles
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Soft Coral Crab by John Parker
Soft Coral Crab
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Impressive close-up! Perfect angle, great lighting, great background separation. THIS is how you shoot macro! Oh yeah, great subject as well!
13 Votes
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One of many banded sea kraits we found both underwater and on land at Isle of Pines, New Caledonia. Shot with Olympus E-M5, 60mm f/2.8. Thanks for having a look!
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, March 26, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Pacific New Caledonia
view portfolio more shots by Martin Linder
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'The Light Shines On'
Diver in Kukulkan Cenote, Yucatan Peninsular, Mexico
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome Cenotes shot! Very nice symmetry!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, March 28, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Natural Light (no strobe)
date posted location: Mexico
view portfolio more shots by Nick Blake
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Sardine Run, getting into the mix..
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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To witness such a beautiful scene and still be able to create excellent composition and snap the photo at exactly the right moment - that's what UW photography is all about!
17 Votes
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Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enl... by George Low
Simple playing around with the snooted strobe with an enlarged opening to get the effect
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: (6 days ago)
date posted category: Macro - Close-Up
date posted location: Philippines
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Sea eye
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful capture of one of the most unique eyes in nature.
21 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, January 11, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Flores Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Steven Miller
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Just a little peck on the cheek by Stuart Ganz
Just a little peck on the cheek
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Awesome behaviour shot! Right place, right time - excellent photo!
12 Votes
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sawblade shrimp
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Excellent composition of this little creature, with a very strong diagonal emphasis and excellent colours.
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Saturday, February 20, 2016
date posted category: Macro - not swimming
date posted location: Celebes Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Volker Lonz
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Epinephelus marginatus yawning. by Miguel Pereira
Epinephelus marginatus yawning.
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12 Votes
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Pikeblennie fight
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!
Final RoundThrough to 2016 awards final round judging

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Awesome behaviour shot! Very dramatic angle and great capture of the action!
23 Votes
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Mr and Mrs Pike by Viktor Vrbovský
Mr and Mrs Pike
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Nice capture of 2 pikes hanging out together!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Sunday, April 3, 2016
date posted category: Freshwater
date posted location: Czech Republic
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Eriphia reloaded by Mathieu Foulquié
Eriphia reloaded
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Stunning angle and lighting! Very dramatic!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Mediterranean Sea France
view portfolio more shots by Mathieu Foulquié
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Her Majesty
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Spectacular reef shot, with excellent behaviour and perfect sun ball!
15 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 2, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Close Focus
date posted location: Banda Sea Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Steven Miller
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Pipefish,
Winner Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Getting a shot like this is not easy! Very impressive and powerful image!
19 Votes
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date posted posted: Wednesday, May 4, 2016
date posted category: Macro - Super macro
date posted location: Banda Sea Malaysia
view portfolio more shots by Iyad Suleyman
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The "Emperor family" on sea-ice (Terranova bay, Ross Sea, Anctartica)
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13 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, May 9, 2016
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Ross Sea Antarctica
view portfolio more shots by Marco Faimali (ismar-Cnr)
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Pipefish move always around. Here I was lucky to get the focus just right on the head.
Third place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Love the leading lines and color separation on this shot. Perfect post and spot on focus! Not easy with a swimming subject!
22 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, May 27, 2016
date posted category: Macro - swimming
date posted location: Indonesia
view portfolio more shots by Danny Van Belle
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Pool shot by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Pool shot
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11 Votes
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date posted posted: Monday, July 18, 2016
date posted category: Over/Under (shots half topside, half U/W)
date posted location: Philippines
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Confused by the panel
Runner Up Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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Beautiful portrait of a young turtle getting to know this brave new world.
17 Votes
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date posted posted: Friday, July 29, 2016
date posted category: Wide Angle - Marine Life
date posted location: Indonesia
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Happy mother by Kelvin H.y. Tan
Happy mother
Second place Monthly HotShots shortlistedShortlisted!

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The perfect moment! Excellent job capturing Shaun together with the future little sheep, not an easy job knowing how much these guys move around
19 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Macro - Nudibranchia
date posted location: Philippine Sea Philippines
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Stripped back to the essentials (Ca!iman resting on the b... by Raoul Caprez
Stripped back to the essentials (Ca!iman resting on the bank)
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23 Votes
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date posted posted: (Last month)
date posted category: Topside (above water but marine related)
date posted location: Brazil
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